Six fishermen are missing after their boat was hit by a Maltese steamship Monday night near Taizhou City in eastern China.  The 30-meter-long boat, a Chinese-registered fishing vessel, was fishing 20 nautical miles east of Dacheng Island when it was hit by the 169-meter-long, Maltese-registered vessel MELINAI Monday evening, according to Chinese Coast Guard officials.

As of 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, more than six government-dispatched ships and over ten fishing boats were searching for the missing fishermen.

Schechter, Shaffer & Harris, L.L.P., Accident & Injury Lawyers has represented injured fishermen and the families of fishermen who were killed while working as vessel crewmembers for over 45 years.  If you or someone you know has questions about your legal rights in a situation involving an offshore injury or any other Jones Act Claim, please contact us.